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VIEIRA LEAVING, LAUER STAYING

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC confirmed today (Monday) that Meredith Vieira will be leaving as co-host of the Today show and that Ann Curry will replace her as co-anchor and Natalie Morales will move into Curry’s position as the show’s principal news reader. Savannah Guthrie is due to take over as co-host in the program’s third hour. The network […]

TODAY PRODUCER CALLS LAUER QUITTING RUMOR “LUDICROUS”

April 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jim Bell, the executive producer of NBC’s Today show, says that the increasing speculation that Matt Lauer will be leaving the show when his contract expires at the end of next year is “ludicrous.” In an interview with today’s (Friday) Hollywood Reporter, Bell remarked: “When we’re talking about something that is almost two years away, […]

COURIC STAYS MUM ABOUT FUTURE PLANS

April 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A seemingly awkward moment occurred on the syndicated The View Tuesday, when Barbara Walters, apparently referring to persistent reports that Katie Couric will be leaving as anchor of the CBS Evening News to host a daytime talk show, remarked, “I think you’re doing the right thing.” Couric retorted, “Well, you don’t know what I’m doing, […]

COURIC ALREADY SIDELINED AT 60 MINUTES

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Well before her $15-million-per-year contract with CBS neared its end, Katie Couric was already being marginalized by the news division — limited to an average of fewer than five appearances per year on 60 Minutes, for example, the New York Times observed on Sunday. Moreover, the newspaper noted, she received a “chilly reception” from some […]

REPORTS: VIEIRA LEAVING TODAY

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Meredith Vieira is planning to leave her two jobs as co-host of NBC’s Today and host of the syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire when her contracts for those shows expire late this year, published reports citing unnamed sources said on Tuesday. Vieira has reportedly told producers of those programs that she wishes to […]

KANYE WEST RAPS TREATMENT BY MATT LAUER

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Rap singer Kanye West took to his Twitter account Wednesday to complain about his treatment by Matt Lauer during an interview taped for today’s (Thursday) edition of NBC’s Today show. West was asked about former President George W. Bush’s comment that the singer’s criticism that he did not care about black people during the Hurricane […]

RATINGS STAR-HIGH FOR DANCING WITH THE STARS

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars far outdistanced the competition Monday night (probably including Monday Night Football on ESPN, although no ratings for the telecast have yet been released; the games have averaged about 15 million viewers). Dancing dominated the first two hours of primetime as it averaged 20.38 million viewers, peaking in the final half-hour […]

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